bang theory" doesn't add up.
"The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill sent out a press release
Tuesday on a paper by UNC physics professor, Laura Mersini-Houghton,
who claims to have proven mathematically that black holes don't exist.
If the numbers are proven to work out, scientists will be forced to
"reimage the fabric of space-time" and "rethink the origins of the
Scientists have long thought that black holes were formed when a
massive star collapsed under its own gravity, creating a singularity
or single point in space with a gravitational pull so strong that even
light could not escape it. The singularity is thought to be surrounded
by an invisible membrane, known as the event horizon.
Scientists believe that the universe originated from a singularity
that began expanding with the Big Bang. If black holes don't exist,
then there was no singularity – meaning the theory is wrong and the
Big Bang may never have happened.
Mersini-Houghton's work says that before a black hole can form, the
dying star swells one last time and then explodes. A singularity never
forms nor does an event horizon. Therefore, no black hole can exist.